FCX Employee of the Month – December 2017

Rick West

Rick West
“Leading by Example” is a characteristic that defines a successful leader and his or her ability to get results accomplished in a positive and timely manner. When FCX Senior Management was looking for someone to lead our QC Department, they not only felt they needed an individual who could bring a fresh and positive attitude to improve our own product quality, but also someone who could work well with our vendors to help facilitate improvements in the products they build for us. We needed someone who wanted to be part of a solution and not a continued part of a problem. This person had to be a team player who could bring about positive long term change to help FCX reach the next level in providing our customers with the absolute best quality products. By continually demonstrating a “Can Do” attitude, and a “Lead by Example” approach, this individual’s ability to obtain positive results is a credit to his success. It is my pleasure to announce Rick West as FCX’s December Employee of the Month.

 

 

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Replacing Diesel Generators for the Patriot Missile System. Patriot Missiles, the defensive anti-missile system designed by Raytheon, are installed around the world to protect cities subject to missile attack. While utility power around the word is either 50 Hz or 60 Hz, the Patriot system incorporates several elements that require reliable 400 Hz power. Therefore, […]


 

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Engineering Complex Power Supply for F-22 Test Program In the early 2000s, the engineering staff from Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) distributed an inquiry regarding a power supply for a 270 VDC military aircraft. FCX did not initially respond to the inquiry, however no viable solutions were presented by the 11 companies that did respond. […]


 

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Powering F-35s Aboard Aircraft Carriers Anticipating the deployment of F-35 airplanes aboard aircraft carriers, the U.S. Navy issued a requisition for development of a system to feed power to 400 Hz AC and 270 VCD aircraft with a minimum impact on the existing equipment and space. FCX used its experience with the 400 Hz AC […]


 

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Solid-State Frequency Converter for a Floating Dry Dock. In 2008, a large floating dry dock – containing motor loads for cranes, capstans, ballast pumps and fire pumps – was transported to the Grand Bahama Shipyard. The dry dock required 50 Hz power, while the Bahamas utilizes 60 Hz power. To supply the 50 Hz power […]


 

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